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Posts with Category: Why the Humanities

  1. thumbnail image for blog post: Why the Humanities: 'Hardwired for Story'
    May 31, 2017

    As far as we know, human beings are the only creatures that tell stories. Think about that for a minute. Let it sink in.

  2. thumbnail image for blog post: Why the Humanities: 'Please Inform Yourself of What is at Stake Locally'
    April 27, 2017

    Whichever side of the federal funding for the arts and humanities debate you stand on...please inform yourself of what is at stake locally.

  3. thumbnail image for blog post: Why the Humanities: 'Connections Enhance the Human Experience'
    April 25, 2017

    The Humanities indiscriminately touch all of us. I was introduced to the humanities, without knowing it, in grade school.

  4. thumbnail image for blog post: Why the Humanities: 'You Can Change the World'
    April 21, 2017

    Why is the budget proposal calling for eliminating the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities such a terrible idea?

  5. thumbnail image for blog post: Why the Humanities: 'Just as in All Cultures, ALL of It Matters'
    April 17, 2017

    My first year as a board member of the SDHC has been a great experience. I’m beginning to see what sort of projects people invest their hearts and souls into.

  6. thumbnail image for blog post: Why the Humanities:'Do We Really Understand Just How Important Reading Is to Our Future?'
    April 7, 2017

    There’s considerable attention paid to test scores these days—particularly about how well our students perform on reading and math tests.

  7. thumbnail image for blog post: Why the Humanities: 'We Just Might Learn What it Means to be Human'
    April 5, 2017

    Nearly seven years ago, I attended an outreach meeting with the Sioux Falls VA Hospital Outreach Director and staff members, as well as members of the SDHC.

  8. thumbnail image for blog post: Why the Humanities: It Would Be a 'Disaster' to End Humanities Programs
    March 29, 2017

    I am a Lakota author and educator born and raised in South Dakota. The SDHC has encouraged and promoted my work, and allowed me to develop as an author.

  9. thumbnail image for blog post: Why the Humanities: 'The Maps and Tools to Find Your Way Back Home'
    March 23, 2017

    Take something you like to do that adds value or meaning to your life. Ask: why is this important? Your answer—whatever it ends up being—is the humanities.

  10. thumbnail image for blog post: Why the Humanities: 'Don't Be Like the Goldfish'
    March 20, 2017

    Goldfish don’t mind living in small fish bowls because their brains are very small, and every time they swim around the bowl, it’s a new experience.

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